from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A European plant (Arum maculatum) having arrow-shaped leaves, a yellow-green spathe, and scarlet berries. Also called lords-and-ladies.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The flowering plant Arum maculatum that has arrow-shaped leaves and a cluster of scarlet berries.
- n. The related plant Arum italicum.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a common European arum (Arum maculatum) with lanceolate spathe and short purple spadix; it emerges in early spring, and is the source of a sagolike starch called arum.
- n. A plant of the genus Arum (Arum maculatum); the European wake-robin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The wake-robin, Arum maculatum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. common European arum with lanceolate spathe and short purple spadix; emerges in early spring; source of a starch called arum
From obsolete cuckoopintle, from Middle English cokkupintel : cokku, cuccu, cuckoo; see cuckoo + pintel, penis; see pintle.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
The cuckoopint is an arum that appears in our woods in April, and is also known as lords-and-ladies, starch-root, Adam-and-Eve, bobbins and Wake Robin.